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Judges to hear Sypher's appeal

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A federal appeals court has Karen Sypher's fate in its hands Thursday.

Sypher is appealing her conviction for a failed extortion plot against University of Louisville Basketball Coach Rick Pitino.

She is serving a seven year federal prison sentence for trying to get cash and gifts from the coach and then lying to investigators.

Her new lawyers said she didn't get a fair shake from United States District Judge Charles Simpson or her own Defense Attorney James Earhart during her August 2010 trial.

Three judges will hear her case in Cincinnati.

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